FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas volleyball team begins its home-and-away weekend Friday evening by hosting Ole Miss at Barnhill Arena. First serve of the SEC matchup is scheduled for 7 p.m. (CT) and will be streamed online on SEC Network+ through the WatchESPN app. Individual match tickets are $5 while students—with valid ID—and fans 17 years and younger receive free admission
In conjunction with their match, the Razorbacks are hosting Fall Fest which starts at 5:30 p.m. in Lot 59 near the south entrance of Barnhill Arena. The first 200 children at Fall Fest will receive an Arkansas Razorbacks fidget spinner. Activities include a bounce house, inflatable obstacle course, face painting and picture opportunities with a Razorback mascot.
All-Time Series vs Ole Miss
Arkansas enters Friday’s match with a 30-14 advantage in its all-time series against Ole Miss including a 17-5 mark on its home floor at Barnhill Arena. Ole Miss has won three in a row in the series after the Razorbacks had won the previous six meetings.
All-Time Series vs LSU
The Razorbacks own a 28-18 lead in the program’s series with LSU, and have won the last three meetings. Arkansas carries a 13-10 edge in matches played in Baton Rouge. Sunday will be the 47th meeting between the two teams, the most among the Razorbacks’ league opponents.
Last Time Out
Freshman Hailey Dirrigl had a team-high 11 kills and Pilar Victoria posted 15 digs with four total blocks in a straight-set loss at Auburn (Oct. 1). Junior libero Okiana Valle moved into sixth place on the program’s career-digs list while freshman Paige Johnson collected a career-best 11 digs.
Arkansas checks in at No. 36 in the first release of the season’s RPI (Oct. 2). The Razorbacks are one of eight SEC teams within the top 50 including Ole Miss, Friday’s opponent, which is 46th in the initial ranking.
Junior libero Okiana Valle enters Friday’s match against Ole Miss with 1,108 career digs, just 22 shy of cracking Arkansas’ all-time top five. The Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, native is 10th in the SEC with 3.54 digs per set.
Season tickets are still available with pricing options beginning at $40 and can be purchased through the Razorback Ticket Center by calling 800-982-HOGS (4647).
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